The Manchester Metropolitan University
PGCE Primary with QTS
Information about Claire
I am a friendly, qualified and experienced Primary Teacher, currently working as a Supply Teacher and Tutor across all Primary School stages (Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2).
My first step is always to work with you and your child to identify the areas we will focus on. I will then plan and support their learning and development to help them achieve the very best that they can. One to one attention, with the focus being solely on their needs, can make a huge difference to a childís confidence and self-esteem. I will make sure your child understands what they are doing and why, rather than just teaching them the right answer. I believe in celebrating effort as well as achievement and want your child to feel proud of what they do.
I have a special interest in Maths and Science. Sometimes children tell me they Ďcanít do Mathsí. I feel that this often stems from the fact Maths is a cumulative subject, building on knowledge year on year. Gaps in the understanding of basic concepts lead to difficulties in making progress, a loss of confidence and the feeling that they just arenít good at Maths. Sometimes children just need a little extra time to understand, absorb and practise a concept before moving on. Sometimes a different teaching approach will help make sense of a concept. I can help identify where these gaps are so we can work on them together, working at your childís pace and ensuring they have a solid secure understanding before moving on - something that canít happen in a normal classroom environment.
Older children (KS3) can also benefit from revisiting topics from the KS2 Maths curriculum. A really solid understanding of topics such as fractions, algebra, ratio/decimals/percentages etc. can be just what they need to give them the confidence and tools to achieve and enjoy maths at Secondary School.
Availability: At the moment I am only able to offer on-line tutoring due to the current COVID situation.
I am available during the day and after school. I offer one-off sessions, short programmes of tuition to tackle specific areas and regular on-going tuition. I am also available to support home schooling.
I am happy to have a short Zoom meeting with you so that we can `meet` and I can answer any questions you may have. There would be no charge for this.
Willing to travel: 50 miles
Experience: I have experience of all ages, abilities and learning styles. I have previously taught in full time positions in both KS1 and KS2. I also have experience of supporting preparation for the Y1 Phonics Test, Year 4 Tables Test and Year 2/Year 6 SATS. As well as working as a Supply Teacher in EYFS/KS1/KS2, I tutor privately and for Local Education Authorities, providing tuition for children who do not attend school.
In addition to my teaching qualification (PGCE distinction with Masters credits) I have a BSc (Hons) 2.1.
I have current safeguarding and first aid qualifications. I also have a level 1 qualification in Philosophy for Children (Manchester Metropolitan University/SAPETRE).
I regularly attend professional development training.
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Clair has been amazing very understanding and approachable my daughter is very shy and clair has brought out her of her shell and made her confident in her work and herself my daughter loves learning with her and progressed great